11.13.2005

shrinky dink charms



yesterday silvia and i met to finish up our shrinky dink candy cane charms. unfortunately, we got too caught up in crafting and chatting to take any photos. this is the only existing photo of the candy cane charms before we sent them off to the sampler. super cute, no?

11.12.2005

Candy Cane Fun with Tutorial


We love
The Sampler and for the upcoming Dec/Jan mailer we're sending in candy cane themed crafts. We made these lovely little beaded ornaments along with shrinky dink charms.

These ornaments are old school and reminded us of Grandma's house, so we wanted to share them with all of you. Here is how we made them:

Materials
6mm round beads
cartwheel beads
tri-beads
24-gague wire
needle-nose pliers

1. Cut about 9" of wire.
2. On one end of the wire, make a small loop and slip on one round bead.
3. Add cartwheel or tri-beads in any colors you'd like. We used 22/10mm beads on our ornaments.
4. On end of remaining wire add another round bead and make a small loop to hold beads in place .
5. Shape into a candy cane and add pretty ribbon or string for hanging.
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